Serena Williams is not having the comeback she was hoping for after her complicated pregnancy.
The American legend hasn’t won a single title since she was back to competitions even if she was very close after being the runner-up in Wimbledon (2018, 2019), at the US Open (2018) and at the recent Rogers Cup.
Unfortunately, Serena had to withdraw during the final in Toronto against Bianca Andreescu when she was 1-3 down because of a problem to her back. That was a huge disappointment for the 23-slam champion that was just unable to contain her tears after withdrawing.
Will Serena play in Cincinnati?
Williams’ reaction was so strong after her retirement in Canada that made many wonders if she was seriously injured ahead of her campaign in Cincinnati and at the US Open.
The American champion explained that she wasn’t new to these problems to comment:
“They’re incredibly painful, but it goes away after, like, 24, 36, maybe 48 hours, and like clockwork. In that first phase, it is incredibly painful, to a point where I usually don’t get out of bed. So if it’s what typically happens, I will be fine, but I have to wait and see.”
Eventually, Serena didn’t withdraw from Cincinnati where she is seeded no.10 and she is meant to face Zarina Dias in the opener. The American is scheduled to play on Tuesday at 8.30 pm and it seems that she is fully fit to play since, as predicted, she is not suffering anymore to her back problem.